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|Jul-18-05|| ||offramp: By winning this game the score became 12-11 to Karpov. |
Considering that Kasparov only needed to draw the last two games it is a surprise to see him playing the opening in such adventurous style.
34...bxa5 is a strange-looking move.
I get the impression that the position after 35.Bxa5 gets stuck - like a freeze-frame on a video player - you can only see that it is moving if you look very very closely.
Anyway, there is a lot of jockeying back and forth until Kasparov makes the blunder that so nearly lost him the title: 50...R7f3?? I don't know what Kasparov had in mind...
Strange how it is move 50 and yet the middlegame still rages on.
After tha Karpov won without any trouble - but it is strange that he missed 57.Bg7+! - not that it mattered.
|Mar-07-06|| ||sarahbumter: Next 58.Bb4?|
|Sep-06-06|| ||KingG: Great annotations from Seirawan here: http://www.chesscafe.com/skittles/s...|
|Dec-21-06|| ||kevin86: What a shocking game! Obviously Karpov spurns the sacrificial lamb at g1 to stop the impudent pawn via Bb4. His own passed pawns will come in for a queen.|
Kaspy is in trouble! Only a final victory will save his title!
|Apr-20-07|| ||PolishPentium: Is there any worth in GK, after 46 Rg1, sacrificing the exchange (46... RxB 47 QxR) because of the discovered attack 47...d3? Comments from the peanut gallery would be appreciated!|
|Dec-08-07|| ||talisman: On seeing this move Kasparov stiffened in shock-says Eduard Gufeld-he suddenly remembered! He had already seen this position and this move played on the board during the sleepless night spent over the adjournment analysis.|
|Dec-08-07|| ||talisman: 53.Bd2-h6 was the move.|
|Feb-02-08|| ||notyetagm: <talisman: 53.Bd2-h6 was the move.>|
Wow, that is -some- move by Karpov.
Position after 53 d2-h6!!
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|May-21-08|| ||Cinco: <PolishPentium: Is there any worth in GK, after 46 Rg1, sacrificing the exchange (46... RxB 47 QxR) because of the discovered attack 47...d3? Comments from the peanut gallery would be appreciated!>|
Karpov notes he played 45. Rc6 as a prophylactic measure against black playing ...d3 in different variations. So, if 46...Rxd2 47. Qxd2 d3 then white can give back the exchange for a pawn with 48. Rxc5 Qxc5 49. Qxd3
An even better response to 46...Rxd2 47. Qxd2 d3 would be 48. Qg5! Bxg1 49. Rxg6+ Kh8 50. Qxe5+ Rg7 51. Rh6+ Kg8 52. Qh5 and black must give up his rook to stop mate.
|Sep-10-08|| ||talisman: i agree with <offramp>.Black's 34th seems to be start of the trouble.|
|Sep-29-08|| ||Brown: Everyone thinks Kasparov is god's gift to nerves of steel by winning game 24 in this match, when it is in fact his "cracking" in game 23 that put him in that position in the first place!|
Again, Kasparov did not show clear superiority to Karpov until well after their 1990 match.
|Nov-06-08|| ||KingG: <Again, Kasparov did not show clear superiority to Karpov until well after their 1990 match.> So what? Karpov was a fantastic player. There is no shame in only being a little bit better than him. That's more than anyone else can say.|
|Nov-06-08|| ||slomarko: <Again, Kasparov did not show clear superiority to Karpov until well after their 1990 match.> if winning 3 of the 5 matches and losing none isn't clear superiority then i don't know what is.|
|Nov-07-08|| ||Cactus: Karpov probably would have won their first one had it not been called off. Plus, Kasparov never won by more than one except for in their second match where Karpov overpressed looking to tie the score in his last game.|
|Nov-14-08|| ||Everett: <slomarko> <KingG>|
You both bring up great points.
<KingG> I think you have it right. Statistically, it was a nearly a wash between the two for some time, so any clear superiority had to be shone after Karpov was well past 40 years old and on the down-side of his career. To say Kasparov was marginally better from 85-91 is accurate, yet statistically insignificant.
I think the point <Brown> points out is interesting, as many do in fact tout Kasparov better in the "nerve" department, siting game 24 of this match, forgetting the awkward-to-explain result of game 23.
|Jun-29-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: 53. Bh6 was a brilliant shot by Karpov that put him within an ace of regaining his world champion title.|
|Jun-30-09|| ||Knight13: <Again, Kasparov did not show clear superiority to Karpov until well after their 1990 match.> Yeah, I know. After beating Karpov in all their World Championship matches, Kasparov has failed miserably to show that he is definitely not a "superior" player than Karpov.|
|Jul-09-09|| ||karik: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMLw...|
|Jul-09-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <I think the point <Brown> points out is interesting, as many do in fact tout Kasparov better in the "nerve" department, siting game 24 of this match, forgetting the awkward-to-explain result of game 23.>|
Well, Kasparov did not have to win or draw game 23. He had to win game 24, and he did. I'm sure you can go back and find that Michael Jordan made some bad plays in games where he later delivered buzzer-beaters, or that Tiger Woods missed some easy putts before sinking one of his recent 18th hole tournament-winners. Nobody cares.
And "god's gift to nerves of steel" is very much <Brown>'s invention. Most people simply call them "the best ever".
|Aug-05-09|| ||Brown: It interesting to note that when Karpov was fighting the world champ to a stalemate at 36, a just-turned 37 year old Kasparov was crushed by Kramnik. Kasparov's performance was so poor that Kramnik was able to look like the greatest ever.|
<SetNoEscapeOn> They played 24 games, not 1. If one narrows their viewpoint enough, a very small moment can falsley become an entire career.
|Feb-07-10|| ||notyetagm: <KingG: Great annotations from Seirawan here: http://www.chesscafe.com/skittles/s... >|
|Aug-05-10|| ||talisman: last move was to e3 for white right?|
|Aug-26-10|| ||hedgeh0g: Yes. Then it's a trivial win with an extra piece and advanced connected passed pawns.|
|Dec-02-10|| ||Dr. J: Not quite. 58 Be3 Re1 59 Bg5 d2 60 Bxd2 Re2+ 61 Kh3 Rxd2 62 c5 and d6 wins for White. But even better is 59 d6 Rxe3 60 d7 mating.|
|Dec-22-10|| ||Dr. J: Small correction: 58 Be3 Re1 59 d6 d2 60 Bxd2 Re2+ 61 Kg1 Rxd2 62 d7 "only" wins the Rook.|
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